Yokai Dungeon is a cool roguelike with a pixelated art style from Neutronized Games, the same developer behind the excellent platformer Super Cat Tales. With this new game, you’ll get to defeat enemies by pushing various objects such as blocks or bombs on top of or next to them. It’s incredibly cute.
As we reported before, and as you can probably tell from its title, Yokai Dungeon is based around the Yokai – a type of supernatural beings in Japanese Folklore. In the beginning, you can even play as a Tanuki (basically a sentient raccoon) to face off against many famous demons from Japanese mythologies such as a Kasa-obake (which, in case you didn’t know, is an umbrella possessed by a spirit).
Roguelike is a genre that generally works very well on the mobile platform. They often consist of short runs which means they’re the perfect games to play between commute or during short breaks. Moreover, the level layouts and item drops are randomly-generated, so every time you play, it’s a different experience. Yokai Dungeon seems like it follows that formula to the T, you can see it in action in the trailer below:
Besides the Tanuki, Yokai Dungeon also features plenty of other characters for you to play as. In total, there are 20 heroes that you can unlock, and each of them comes with different stats divided into 3 categories: Health, speed, and luck. Naturally, this will have an impact on the gameplay.
Multiple control systems are also promised, which is another nice feature as each player has their own preferences when it comes to these types of things.
If controlling a Tanuki to push wooden boxes onto skeletons sounds like fun to you, you can head over to Google Play to grab Yokai Dungeon for your Android device right now. The game is not available for iOS at the moment, but it’s set to come to the App Store in just a couple of days on August 8, so Apple users don’t have to worry about missing out on this cute game.